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Built-in keyboard prints gibberish but external USB keyboard works fine

I have a Macbook Pro 2.3GHz Intel Core i5 running OSX 10.9.5. After my mac went to sleep the built-in keyboard didn't seem to be working properly. It was printing characters like: ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15" - 2.2 or 2.5Ghz? [closed]

I'm going to purchase a new MBP (May 2015) Retina 15". I will be using it mainly for software development and programming, Ruby, Rails, Angular JS, Git, and HTML/CSS3. This probably gets asked a lot ...
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Will it damage the battery if I use my MacBook Pro while playing WOW or just using it, while charging?

I just received my first MacBook Pro as a birthday gift, and I am one of those people that tends to "baby" their electronics. I also tend to play World of Warcraft (WOW) quite a bit, but the problem ...
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MacBook Pro running Yosemite is causing Wi-Fi Router to restart at Home

I am facing serious Wi-Fi issues with my MacBook Pro (OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) which is causing my Home Wi-Fi Router (D-Link DR615) to restart frequently (about 8-10 min once) when Wi-Fi is turned ON ...
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Malfunctioning of keyboard

My MacBook keyboard is not functioning properly . If I type a it shows aq1 and also for a and q . For s sw2 and so on . I have tried running it in safe mode but it didn't help .the problem is only ...
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MacBook Air trackpad erratic, no bulging battery

I have a MacBook Air 13-inch, Mid 2011 10.10.3 (out of warranty) bought in 2012 and I have been struggling with trackpad issues since January 2015 soon after receiving the warning "Battery Service" ...
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My laptop got cleaned but now there is a different password, but I don't know it. How do I change it? [closed]

My laptop got cleaned (MacBook Pro OSX Yosemite, vesion 10.10) just before the summer (2015) and I came back after my holiday and picked it up. I opened my laptop and it logged in automatically, but I ...
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Putting Stickers on Top MacBook Pro Lid - Recommendations

I've got a new MacBook from the company I work for. I have some nice stickers I want to put on the lid. However I am worried about removing them. Is there skin/layer apply before so I can remove them ...
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When shaking my MacBook I hear a strange sound, like a wobble

I recently bought a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). When I shake it vertically, some slow sounds come from it and it sounds like something wobbles in it. Is this normal?
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Can You “Turn Off” Order of Preference For Wi-Fi Networks

As far as my MacBook is concerned, I have 3 Wi-Fi Networks in my house, with different names (it is actually one network, with 2 repeaters). I move around the house and frequently use the 2 repeaters ...
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Is it possible to upgrade 2.26 GHz processor to 2.4 GHz?

I recently bought a 2009 macbook that I thought would have a 2.4GHz processor (along with 4GB of RAM) but instead has a 2.26GHz processor with 2GB of RAM. (I expected it to be 2011.) I got it fairly ...
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Use AirDrop between iPhone and older Macs (need “Don't see who you're looking for?” button on Mac)

I have a new Mac Mini, an old MacBook (which supports AirDrop but has on old Bluetooth module) and an iPhone. When I need to AirDrop between my macs, in Mac Mini's AirDrop panel appear a button ...
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I need to be able to use my monitor when logging in on my MacBook laptop

Recently. My MacBook Air 2013's Screen broke. I am perfectly fine just using a monitor but I cannot login without using the actual laptop. The screen is broken and I can't even navigate on it ! Please ...
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internal ssd not detected (Late 2013) (detects/undetects preodically)

Hi I have macbook pro retina. Problem is my mac stops detecting SSD. It shows folder with a quesition mark. But afte some days (sometime after an hour) its starts detecting SSD. And everything(Data) ...
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Safari High Avg Energy Impact

Under the Energy Monitor, it always shows high Average Energy Impact (1000+) for Safari. Is this normal? I have attached the screenshots. Although I formatted the entire disk and reinstalled the OS, ...
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Apple Photo Library backed up to OneDrive

How can I efficiently use OneDrive and Apple Photo Library? Some background: In my family, we all have iDevices (iPhone, iPad, MacBook) but we also have an Office 365 subscription which gives us ...
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Some messages only appear on my Mac

I like being able to text off my MacBook. Sometimes the responses don't go to my phone so I miss messages and only get them when I open my Mac. Does anyone know how I can receive messages on my ...
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Computer crashes on login, greeted with flashing folder icon

So here's what happened I was happily using my Macbook as usual, and I closed the lid like I always do when I put it away. When I came back and wanted to use it again two hours later, I open it up ...
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MBP dramatically slowed over the weekend

I have my MBP (13" early-2011 i7) attached to an external screen (not in clamshell mode). I'm not sure what happened over the weekend but the MBP has been possessed somehow; first off it wouldn't wake ...
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Homebrew mass unstallation

Hello I am wondering if there is a way to uninstall all "programs" installed by homebrew? I was using it and installed programs that corresponded to programming or using C/C++ and used the terminal to ...
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Yosemite 10.10.4 nowhere to set three finger tap to access Dictionary

I'm in OS X, and I bought my mac from one of my friends. He bought this April,2015. This is my Force touch trackpad. It's come from the fifth in the first picture. I know you may not understand the ...
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How to clone dual boot HDD drive to SSD? (Mac OS X and Windows I have in HDD) [duplicate]

Any idea? With no loss or corruption. As the old one but faster?
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How can I learn which SSD model compatible with my 2010 mid MacBook 13" Unibody (White)?

I guess this one (Crucial BX100 500GB) is compatible but I need features of it to search for the proper one. Could you guys help me?
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MacBook Pro Early 2015: Sleep Wake Failure

Ever since I upgraded from my old MacBook Air 2012 to a brand new MacBook Pro I feel really disappointed with how my computer works. It used to occasionally freeze, overall work more slowly (!), and ...
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Webcam not working on Macbook Pro 13"

At some point this year I noticed that my camera was not working. (Skype, Google, Facetime) I tried this https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT2090 But under devices for Camera it says no devices ...
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Can I use my late 2013 MBP with Dell2515H?

I'm thinking to get an external monitor for my MacBook Pro Retina display (late 2013 model). What I would like to have is to get a 4K monitor or QHD monitor (Dell U2515H or P2715Q). What I'm worried ...
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MacBook Pro Yosemite hangs during boot

My MacBook Pro froze earlier whilst using it, so I did a hard reboot. Ever since it won't boot up. It gets to the Apple logo with the white progress bar but the progress bar won't move past 20%, I've ...
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Can a Mac be used as a wireless speaker for an Android device? [duplicate]

Can I use my MacBook as a wireless speaker with my Android device, so that it acts as the primary speaker for my phone? This is very easy to do in Windows via Bluetooth, so any way to do it on a Mac?
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Apple Macbook Mid 2010 Ram Upgrade & Equipment & Windows Compatibility

Now I have 2 gb (1gb x2) as standard I want to upgrade it. "Hi-Level 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 Notebook Ram (HLV-SOPC8500D3/4G)" is it okay to be upgraded? and after I replaced that one with one of my standard ...
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“Hold down power button until it turns off” - diagnose kernel panic?

What could be wrong with my MacBook Air laptop displaying "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the power button until it turns off, then press the power button again. The same message still ...
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No retina (best) display option

I have 2015 early macbook pro 13", but I can't seem to find the 2560x1600 resolution. The highest resolution I can set it on is 1680x1050. Default for display is only 1280x800. What's the problem ...
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Apple MacBook 13-inch mid-2010, 4gb RAM, 250 Gb HDD: Can I dual Boot to Windows 10?

I'd like to put a larger hdd into this macbook, and then install Windows 10 onto it. Has Anybody successfully updated their Mac-based Wintel install with Windows 10, and what is involved? I realize ...
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MS Outlook closing on send and receive since upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.4

Outlook for Mac 2011 v14.5.3 running on MacBook Pro Retina (2012) repeatedly closing on send/receive since upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.4. Can see old emails but cannot send or receive with this ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 shutsdown suddenly at 25% battery

I have a Macbook Pro Unibody Mid 2012 and used the battery for only 118 cycles. Since a few weeks ago whenever I'm on battery and it reaches <25% my Macbook shuts down immediately (no warning, no ...
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Do I need the DVD to reformat 2011 MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro from early 2011 which was shipped to me with a DVD that I could use to reformat the machine, which I do not have with me at the moment. I have upgraded to OS X Yosemite though, ...
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KERNEL PANIC recurring after reinstall for Macbook Pro OS X 10.6.8

We reinstalled operating system at apple genius bar due to 3-4 previous crashes. Updated and timemachine restored files but it has started crashing again. Is it a firefox problem? Has the problem been ...
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Wi-Fi hardware not installed

I've a late 2008 MBP. It's worked fine up until Monday when the wifi stopped working. It now says "Wi-Fi: No Hardware installed". I've tried looking for it in the system prefs and it's gone. I've ...
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Persisting trackpad problems on MB Pro

For a long time I've had this persisting issue with trackpad on my MB Pro late 2013 (15 inch if it makes any difference). I started with Mavericks, then switched to Yosemite, and am now using El ...
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Earbuds + MacBook Pro play audio from left speaker only

I have a pair of earbuds (the sort that came with the fifth-generation iPod Touch when it was originally released) and a 2013 13" MacBook Pro which have a problem together. When I plug the earbuds ...
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How can I determine the battery impact of using scaled resolutions on my MB Pro Retina?

(My machine is a stock mid-2014 MB Pro Retina 13") I noticed a definitive drop in how long my battery lasts when I switched to the largest resolution available (to have more space to work with) ...
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how do I upgrade my processor on my MacBook Air?

I am trying to download a piece of equipment which requires at least a 1.8 Ghz processor. My MacBook Air has only 1.7 Ghz. Is it possible to upgrade it?
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Transfer SSD from MBP 2009 to MBP 2012

I'm upgrading from a MBP 2009 to MBP 2012. I installed a SSD drive on the 2009 unit. A few days ago, I got the black screen of death due to the logic board failing. I back up every 30 days using Time ...
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MacBook Pro took a small tumble has minor scuffs on the right side

My MacBook Pro took a small tumble off of my recliner last night and scuffed the right side from the brick of the fireplace. I just took my case off last week because the case was looking pretty bad ...
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Macbook Pro screen replacement doesn't display correctly

I've tried to replace the display on my MacBook Pro (ME294ll/a) Late 2013 but the image is not displayed correctly. It looks like this: My brother had the same problem: …but he just reconnected ...
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How to disable SpeedStep/XCPM on Macbook Pro 11,1 OSX 10.10.2?

Does anybody know how to disable OSX from throttling/underclocking the CPU on a Macbook when the battery gets low on power? I think the feature is called SpeedStep. The problem is that my battery is ...
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Bluetooth unresponsive on Macbook Retina after sleep (lid close)

Sometimes* when I close the lid on my 13" Retina Macbook to go from work to home, Bluetooth becomes unresponsive. I can access the Bluetooth menu in the menubar and click to connect to devices, but ...
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Is it possible for heat to warp a Unibody MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

Inspired by this question: Bulge in MacBook Pro near Hard drive Could the heat generated from a MacBook Pro (over a period of several hours running at around 100% CPU usage) warp an area of the ...
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How does Windows 10 run on a Mac that officially only supports Windows 7?

Does anyone have experience with Windows 10 having specific driver-related issues on a similar Mac that only supports (has Bootcamp drivers for) Windows 7? I have this MacBook Pro: Apple MacBook Pro ...
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Fill an area selected using 'Instant Alpha' with a specific color in Photos

In the Photos.app I am using Markup Toolbar in conjunction with screenshot editor. How can I fill an area I selected using Instant Alpha with a specific color?
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Getting past Firmware Password on Macbook Air [duplicate]

This particular MacBook has a firmware password on it. It belongs to a friend of mine, and his son got it from school and apparently he has found a way to keep it. Theres a firmware password on it, ...